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Join us! Hot Nuts & Cider on Dec. 2


Was there a time when the end of fall meant sitting around the fire with your family and friends… chatting, telling stories, or listening to someone play music… sipping a hot drink… while you cracked and picked the nuts you gathered all fall long… looking forward to preparing decadent treats with them for the holiday season? We will recreate that time here in downtown Raleigh!

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The evening around the fire with us includes…

4-5 PM – Crack-Off Nut Cracking Competition:  fun, family-friendly competition with proceeds donated to Raleigh City Farm

5-8 PM – The Main Event:  

+Make-your-own hot spiked cider bar with wild foraged add-ins and local spirits from TOPO distillery and Fair Game Beverage Co.

+Crack and roast wild foraged nuts around the fire.

+Live, fireside music by the Chatham Rabbits and Dwight Hawkins.

+Market tables with local baked goods and crafts for sale, including Yellow Dog Bread Co and more.

+Make your own historic decorations for our Christmas tree.

Raleigh City Farm will also have their Christmas Tree Lot open for tree sales from High Country Firs during this time, so you can purchase a sustainably-grown Christmas tree while you’re there!

Special thanks to CompostNow for collecting all of our compostable cider cups and nut shells!

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Piedmont Pantry: Introduction to Yogurt + Yogurt Cheese | Saturday, November 11, 10 AM-12 PM | Raleigh City Farm

 

Join us for our Intro to Yogurt + Yogurt Cheese Making workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Saturday, November 11.

Interested in learning to make your own yogurt at home? Want to know how to make extra-thick Greek-style yogurt? How about how to turn your yogurt into creamy yogurt cheese or labneh? We’ve got you covered!

Information will cover how to make make yogurt at home with no special equipment and then turn it into Greek-style yogurt and labneh yogurt cheese. We’ll provide handouts and various samples of different variations on yogurt and yogurt cheese.

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Know your Roots: Intro to Soil + Composting | Thursday, October 26, 6-7:30 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for our Soil Building + Composting Workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Thursday, October 26.

Wondering what you would need to do to start building your own soil at home? We can help!

Fall is a great time to focus on building up your soil for seasons to come.

Join us to learn the basics of soil building, including composting, lasagna gardening, cover crops, and more!

We’ll send you home with a thorough knowledge of soil-building basics and handouts to help get you started.

We are able to provide tickets at this low rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.

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The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Preserving Apples 3 Ways | Saturday, October 14, 10 AM-12 PM | Raleigh City Farm

 

Join us for our Preserving Apples 3 Ways workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Saturday, October 14.

It’s apple season! Interested in learning to preserve the fall bounty of apples all year long?

We’ll show you three delicious ways and teach you the history behind these methods and some of your favorite apple varieties!

Information will cover how to preserve apples using the water bath canning method to make fruit butter and applesauce as well as the historical method of “snitzing”! Techniques generalize easily to other fruits! You will leave with a solid overview of how to use the water-bath canning method, handouts, and a jar of apple preserves that you help make!

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Know your Roots: Fall into Winter Gardening | Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for our Fall into Winter Gardening Workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Thursday, September 28.

Wondering if gardening season is over now that fall has come? It’s not!

Stretch the harvest and get the most out of your garden by growing in all four seasons! Learn lessons from a time in history when stretching the harvest was critical – WWII victory gardens. Go home with everything you need to know to grow for fall and into winter, with a free planting guide, AND a fall veggie container garden to get you started.

We are able to provide tickets at this low rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.

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The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Canning the Summer Harvest | Saturday, September 9, 10 AM – 12 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for our Canning the Summer Harvest preserving workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Saturday, September 9.  

Veggies taste best when they’re fresh, local, and in season. Learn how to preserve your yummy garden produce at its peak so you can continue tasting these sweet days of summer all year long!

  • We’ll guide you through the water bath canning method step-by-step using it to preserve tomatoes and other summer veggies.
  • You’ll learn fun local food history along the way!
  • We’ll send you home with handouts and your own bit of “summer in a jar” that we make together in the workshop.

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Intro to Veggie Fermentation on July 15 @ The Well Fed Community Garden!

Join us for our upcoming Intro to Veggie Fermentation Class at the Well Fed Community Garden!

We’ve all heard about the benefits of adding probiotic-rich fermented foods to our diets. Buying them at the store can get expensive, but how do you know how to make sure you’re safely getting the most out of these foods when making them at home? Fermentation can seem like a mysterious process, but we’ll make it easy for you and break it down step-by-step by:

  • Providing the story, benefits, and process behind vegetable fermentation
  • Tasting an array of home-fermented veggies
  • Guiding you through a hands-on demonstration of home fermentation using two different methods
  • Sending you home with handouts and a fermentation vessel filled with a prepped veggie of your choice to get started right away at home!

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Downtown Raleigh Wild History Foraging Walk + Wild Food Tasting with the Naturalist Center at the Museum of Natural Sciences on June 17!

Join us at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for a Wild History Foraging Walk + Wild Food Tasting.

We’ll learn more about edible wild plants growing along downtown Raleigh streets, hear stories about Raleigh’s local history along our trail, and then taste dishes made from the same plants! Class begins in the Naturalist Center at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, from there we will explore the wild places in the surrounding downtown area, and then end at a nearby park for a wild foods tasting. We will review foraging guidelines and safety as well as instruction on plant uses and identification. For the light picnic you can expect wild tea, local bread, wild jams, jellies, and pickles, wild greens, and a wild treat for dessert!

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Know your Roots: Preparing the Summer Garden Workshop on May 25 @ Raleigh City Farm

Know your Roots: Preparing the Summer Garden | Thursday, May 25, 6-7:30 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Join us for the next workshop of our spring Know Your Roots gardening series at Raleigh City Farm — Preparing the Summer Garden Workshop!

Afraid you’re too late to put in a summer garden?  Already planted your summer veggies, but not interested in spending the summer’s hottest months weeding and watering?  Had trouble keeping your garden thriving through the summer heat in the past?

This workshop is for you!  We’ll guide you through everything you need to plant a summer garden and keep it going through the most brutal parts of the summer heat.  We’ll send you home with a planting guide for June and a handout full of tips for a thriving summer garden.

Information will cover:
-What you can still plant now for harvests THIS summer and how to plant them.
-Strategies to conserve water in your garden and plant varieties that will resist drought and thrive in heat.
-Local history about Raleigh’s plant and garden past!

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We are able to provide tickets at this low rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.

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The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Intro to Dairy Fermentation on May 6

The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Intro to Dairy Fermentation | Saturday, May 6, 10 AM – 12 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Want to learn simple techniques to ferment your own dairy products at home? Are you curious about how to reap the benefits of fermented foods but not sure how to get started? Want to make gourmet pantry items without the cost of the store-bought alternative?

Join us by reserving your spot here!

We’ll guide you through three of the simplest, most hands-off, and safest fermented dairy products to start with: kefir, crème fraîche, and buttermilk.

Saturday, May 6, 10 AM – 12 PM
Raleigh City Farm (800 N Blount St.)

What to expect:
Hear stories of Raleigh’s famous dairy history and how it affected what we drink today.
Gain a thorough knowledge of some of the easiest dairy fermentation products to try yourself at home – including kefir, buttermilk, and creme fraiche!
Take home handouts and your own kefir grains to start fermenting it yourself!

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We are so excited to be able to use Carolina Farmhouse Dairy milk for this class!  Check them out for a source of milk made from their farm’s friendly herd of Jersey cows grazed on a variety of grasses year-round and supplemented with organic, locally-milled feed.

This workshop is hosted outdoors on site at the lovely Raleigh City Farm in downtown Raleigh (800 N Blount St.).

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